It's a bit confusing on census records, but here goes
1870 East Grove, Lee, Illinois
Could this be his wife with their child or his dau with her child?
Carter William/m/ 53/ 1817 Georgia Margret William/f/26/ 1844 TN Mary William/f/ 2/ 1868 TN
You most likely have this, but in case not
U.S. Federal Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
Name: Carter Williams Gender: Male Race: White Maritial Status: Married Place Of Birth: Arkansas Estimated Birth Year: 1825 Age: 55 Month Of Death: Dec Cause Of Death: Murdered Place Of Death: East Grove and Hamilton, Lee, Illinois Census Year: 1880
1880 East Grove, Lee, Illinois
This I'm quite sure is his family, son named after him
Ellen Williams/32/ 1848 IL/Ire/CAN, Widowed Carter Williams/son/7/ 1873 IL James H. Williams/son/5/ 1875 IL Elmira Williams/dau/3/ 1877 IL Ellen Williams/dau/1/ 1879 IL
Iowa State Census Census Date: 1885
Ellen remarried, moved to Greene, Iowa
Benj McHugh/m/24/ 1861 IL/ married Ellen McHugh/f/32/ 1853 IL Nathaniel Williams/m/11/ 1874 IL James H. Williams/m/10/ 1875 IL Elmina/Elmira/ Williams/f/8/ 1877 IL Ellen Williams/f/6/ 1879 IL Benj McHugh Jr./m/4/ 1881 Iowa Maggie McGinlley/f/o/ 1885 IL
Iowa State Census, 1895
Name: Ellen McHugh Age: 49 B: Il Residence: Hardin
1920 Hardin, Greene, Iowa
Carter Williams/46/ 1874 IL/SC/IL Nellie Williams/wife/45/ 1875 Il/Ire/Can Francis William/son/19/ 1901 Iowa Celena William/dau/17/ 1903 Iowa Hellen Williams/dau/13/ 1907 Iowa James William/son/10/ 1910 Iowa Louise Williams/dau/5/ 1915 IL.
I'm searching for Nathaniel Carter Williams abt 1817-1825, Ark/Ga/SC Have you been to his grave, or how do you know he was buried on his farm? The reason I ask is i'm going to be in that area researching for others and would like to find the grave. Is it marked or do you know? I take photos of gravestones for people that don't live in the area.